Working People Welcome Major League Baseball Players to AFL-CIO

Working People Welcome Major League Baseball Players to AFL-CIO

MLB becomes 58th affiliate

Yesterday, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) became the 58th affiliate of AFL-CIO. President Liz Shuler welcomed the MLBPA to the federation: “The MLBPA and every single one of its 1,200 players have a home in our movement because this union understands and lives the meaning of the word solidarity by leveraging the power of sports and helping others. Together, with our 12.5 million members, we will bring our strength to their fights, including working to organize 5,400 minor league players.”

“The MLBPA has a proud, 56-year history of success rooted in unity and a highly engaged membership,” Executive Director Tony Clark said. “We look forward to bringing that history and experience to bear as a more formal part of the movement.”

Here is what AFL-CIO’s other affiliates said in welcoming the baseball players:


American Federation of Teachers:


International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers:

Italian American Actors:

Jobs With Justice:

Labor Council for Latin American Advancement:


National Association of Letter Carriers:

National Nurses United:

NWSL Players Association:

NFL Players Association:

Office and Professional Employees:

Pride At Work:

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists:

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union:

Roofers and Waterproofers:


Theatrical Stage Employees:

Transport Workers Union:


United Steelworkers:

Kenneth Quinnell
Thu, 09/08/2022 – 12:51

Updated: September 19, 2022 — 4:41 am